This activity comes courtesy of Erica Bohrer and her first grade class. She helped her students practice their math skills by having them create penguins and write an addition sentence to go with their creation. Kids love penguins and making art projects, so I’m sure this was a big hit. Her blog showcases some nice examples how this pretty simple project makes a great hallway display of student work.
She also provides a download link for the activity. The TeachersPayTeachers link allows you to get the entire download for free. It includes:
· full instructions for the activity
· traceable templates for students to create the penguins and fish
· sheets for students to write their word problems to go with their pictures
Always on the lookout for more creative classroom activities,